How to protect your Ferro-Rod?

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Forest fella

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I'd like to know if anyone know's or tried to varnish / Spray on a Ferro-Rod to waterproof it when they are used and starting to Power-up meaning decay.
And yes I know the best way is to keep it dry.
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Forest fella

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Yeah I thought this would work, I have just Borrowed abit of my Mrs nail hardener.
Cheer's I was just checking to see if I went ahead with this method I wouldn't Ruin it even more.
 

John Fenna

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Bees wax - I have more wax than I do nail varnish....
All you need do is keep out any moisture. Vas from your cotton wool/vas tinder also works
I prefer Flint and Steel anyway :)
 

Forest fella

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Me to, that's why afew of my Rods are Powering up, But I always carry 1 everywhere as ''it's better to have it & not need it'' than well you know the term.
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MartiniDave

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I "borrowed" a somewhat shocking reddish-pink nail varnish from my wife, the idea being that as well as protecting the rod, it is easier to spot when I inevitably drop it on the ground. I also tend to use orange paracord loops on my firesteels for the same reason.
 
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Forest fella

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Oh I bet you'd spot it, Problem is someone else might. it's a unfamiliar skill set I'm not accustom to, But I think for now I'll stick to the Clear Nail stuff/Paint thing.
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